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New Covid Recovery Worker appointed to welcome people safely back to LifeTime activities

We are delighted to welcome our new Covid Recovery Worker Kath Lee to the LifeTime team.

During pandemic, our activities successfully moved online but since the restrictions have been lifted, we are keen to see familiar faces – and some new ones – back at LifeTime.

Kath has successfully seconded to the LifeTime team for the next six months, her substantive post within the retirement service remains in place until she returns.

Attendance in the LifeTime hub had dropped by 50% from pre-Covid levels but with the tenacity and commitment from colleagues and volunteers we have seen the numbers slowly pick up since the beginning of 2022.

Kath said: “We want to build people’s confidence, and work with them at their pace so that they want to return to the safe and friendly environment of LifeTime. The team here work tirelessly, improving the quality of life for the people using this service from Monday to Friday and out in the community.

“I am looking forward making an impact with the LifeTime team and bringing in some of my skills and knowledge, together we will create an exciting offer for people to access, I feel so lucky to be part of something that will make a tangible difference to people after such a long time trapped inside during the pandemic. I want to reassure members who have not spoken to us yet or new people that want to find out how we can help that LifeTime offers a safe and warm environment, shaped around the needs of those aged 50 years and over.

“We remain Covid secure and operate a Covid safe number limit to some sessions to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable.  We have an amble number of sanitising stations and PPE available on site and Covid safe screens for customers to use within sessions – everything we are doing is about rebuilding confidence allowing people to start to enjoy being with others again.”

To find out what is going on, see this month’s packed timetable drop in or ring 01925 246824

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